Wednesday, September 30, 2009

greg 'craola' simkins

Winter On The Sea Of Glass, The Hatched, The Keepsake, Label Me, Acrylic on canvas wrapped panel, 48 x 32, The Farewell, Introductions are in Order

one of my students was looking at this work the other day and it just blew me away...see more here.

Tuesday, September 29, 2009

mary mccleary

swimming in my tiny, tiny myness, 2007, mixed media collage on paper, 23x30, sehnsucht, 2006, mixed media collage on paper, 45x45, sugaring moths, 2008, mixed media collage on paper, 30x44, friends discussing the possibility someone came to shore, 2007, mixed media collage on paper, 23x30, snow vanitas, 2006, mixed media collage on paper, 22x30
....i am interested in the spatial complexity and visual tensions that come from the collages being illusionistic, while at the same time composed of three-dimensional objects that often retain their own identity. drawing my subject matter from history and literature, i like the irony of using materials that are often trivial, foolish, and temporal to express ideas of what is significant, timeless and transcendent.
i must see these collages in person someday...amazing skills and patience...see more here.

Monday, September 28, 2009

Leslie Wayne

Love in the Afternoon, #96, 2001, Oil on wood, 6 x 4.5, One Thing After Another II, detail image, 2008, Oil on wood, 60 x 15, All Systems Go, 2006, Oil on wood, 38 x 36, Heaven to Me, 2007, Oil on wood, 21 x 14, Love in the Afternoon #32, 2001, Oil on wood, 6 x 4.5

loving the hunky, chunky fun-ky...see more here.

Friday, September 25, 2009

michelle loughlin

untitled, stitching on digitally printed photograph on fabric, grant street cleaners, stitching on digitally printed photograph on fabric, 410 beren lafayette, stitching on digitally printed photograph on fabric, purple trees(behind the pathmark), stitching on digitally printed photograph on fabric, love warehouse, stitching on digitally printed photograph on fabric

i just plain love these...see more work here.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

susan taylor glasgow

it's always with me, 2009, Fused glass, slumped, pate de verre, lampwork, nylon ribbon, wire, mixed media, 7.5 x 18 x 8.5, constantly cleaning things up, 2009, fused glass, slumped, ribbon, 1.5 x 18 x 8, eve's gift, 2008, Fused, draped, sandblasted, Sewn with waxed linen thread, 15 x 10 x7, setting free the bluebirds of happiness, 2007, Sculptural Sewn Glass cake. Fused, draped, enameled, sandblasted, Sewn with waxed linen thread and nylon ribbon, 15x13x13, eve's penance II, 2008, Sculptural Sewn Glass Corset. Fused, draped, enameled, sandblasted, Sewn with waxed linen and nylon ribbon, 13x12x10
Misguided domestic talents eventually grew into concepts of sewing an unyielding medium, baking inedible creations, and stitching glass clothing no one can wear. Housekeeping is last while instead I cook, arrange, and sew glass. My life and art are the result of homemaking skills gone awry. I have the luxury of exploring the complexities of domestic life from the safe distance of my studio.

sewn glass pretty you love it or what? read the rest of her great statement here and see more work here.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

bruce metcalf

shell doll, 2008, Brooch, Abalone shell, cowrie shell, painted wood, sterling silver, 2 3/8 x 1 1/2, flame, 2003, Painted maple, 24k gold-plated brass, 5 1/2 x 3, costa rican with lips, 2006, Painted maple, 14k yellow gold, 18k yellow gold, 24k gold-plated brass, 23k gold leaf, 12 x 5 , jagrabbit, 2004, Painted maple, 6 x 4 1/2 , claw, 2007, Painted wood, 18k yellow gold, 4 1/2 x 1 5/8, rhyme and pun necklace II, 2008, Wood, cork, model tire, glass cabochon, copper electroform, aluminum, weed-trimmer string, partly painted, 11x11

luscious materials and craftsmanship...see more here.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

squeak carnwath

Attempting To Be Happy , 2000, Oil and alkyd on linen over panel, 70 x 70, Then, Now, and When , 2002, Oil and alkyd on linen over panel, 77 x 77, Once Around, 2006, Intaglio, lithography, woodcut,35 1/2" x 71" Edition of 15, No Nothingness, 2004, oil and alkyd on canvas over panel, 77 x 77, Beginner, 20092008, oil and alkyd on canvas over panel, 70 x 70

see more here and here and here.

Monday, September 21, 2009

Yvonne Piner Kleiman

All: Untitled, Smoke on Canvas, 12 x 12
In the act of creating, memories and images bubble up from the deepest crevices of my psyche and transform into visual metaphors. The process prompts psychological exploration, luring me to the paradox of both losing and finding myself. Automatism reveals my thoughts in its purest form.
I am drawn to process art making because of its meditative, cathartic, and liberating influences. It allows me to invest my intensity, history, body, and self in a safe and meaningful way that communicates complexities verbal expression cannot.
fumage is making marks with the soot of smoke from a candle or the like. i just taught this process to my alternative materials class at tyler and anyone who has ever tried it would admire this artist's control...see more here.

Friday, September 18, 2009

Lance Letscher

Nervous System, 2008, Collage on masonite, 27.3 x 17.8, Lab #3, 2008, Collage on masonite, 11.0 x 8.5, Heel, Collage on masonite, Giant Robot, 2008, Collage on masonite, 28.3 x 19.0, Double Mind, 2008, Collage on masonite, 31.0 x 20.0

i had a dream about these collages last real life, i think they're just amazing...see tons more work here and here.

Thursday, September 17, 2009

jaqueline rush lee

Petrified Book, 8 x 11 x 7, Book of R’s, 2003, 15.5 x 15.5 x 11.5, Anthologia (Devotion Series)(detail), 2008, Used, assembled books, hand-painted, sanded, burnished inks, bookmarks, archival glue, 9 x9 x6, cube, In the Collection of Allan Chasanoff, NY, Unfurled, 6 x 9 x 6
...For almost a decade I have found myself drawn to the intimate, tactile, and symbolic qualities of used books. I am interested in how these recycled books come with their own histories of use and meaning and how they serve as potent vehicles of expression. With the idea of working with them as my canvas or building block, I transform the books into sculptures that explore and redefine the book as familiar object, medium, and archetypal form. By scrambling the formal arrangement of the book and transposing its material and conceptual qualities, I aim to create evocative art forms that suggest an alternative narrative....
read her entire statement and see more work here.